Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Crazy Happy Clematis


'Baltyk' clematis blooms profusely in late spring.


After a soaking from Tropical Storm Alberto


Every time I took a picture of this huge clematis, it was either too bright or too dark. It climbs up a column in my front garden and has devoured two pots, a small spirea, and a birdhouse hanging from a shepherd's crook. After it's done blooming, I'm going to cut it back just enough to launch a search and rescue mission for everything that's gone missing.


A bit of creeping bramble that's managed to escape the clutches of the clematis.

 

Red knautia macedonia pops up between the day lilies, phlox, and fading daffodil foliage.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, that is impressive! How welcoming to all the visitors that come to your door! How old is this clematis? I just added three to my garden this year and dream of the day they look as lush and full of blooms as yours!

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  2. What a lovely clematis. Our spring varieties are only just in bud at the moment.

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  3. Great plant! I love when it grows back in spring. The flowers are just a bonus:)

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  4. I had not heard of that clematis, but what a beautiful mass of glorious blooms. I love how it drapes the front pillars. I can see how you need to go find what's missing in there! I'm still waiting for my clematis to bloom . . . soon now.

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  5. That clematis looks very healthy! It is beautiful.

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  6. That is one happy clematis! I'm jealous of your Monticello road trip. One day I will get there!!!

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  7. What is your secret?!! I know you mentioned before that Clematis needs water and fertilizer, but you must have the perfect spot for it, too. Just incredible!

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  8. People must stop in their tracks in front of your house! That is so lush and beautiful. Wowza!

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  9. This clematis blooms you incredibly rich. It looks great. Yours.

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  10. Oh, that is a gorgeous display! I dont know 'Baltyk' but it seems to be quite happy where it's planted. Such a pretty color, too.

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  11. The soft purple of your 'Baltyk' clematis is really pretty and is a nice welcome at the front door. (And your mosaic looks great alongside it.)

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  12. Good luck with your search and rescue! What a great clematis! One of mine seems to have Clematis wilt again, :-(

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  13. Love it! I keep saying I want to get a clematis...

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  14. That is a happy clematis! I remember your photos of it before it bloomed, what a difference! I still really like your mosaic pot too.

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